[Pkg-exim4-users] upgrading from sarge to etch

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Mon Jul 16 12:05:09 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 05:02:20PM -0400, Tony Heal wrote:
> Is there any way to stop being prompted about the configuration file
> changes when upgrading from sarge to etch. I use exim4 in a very
> minimal way and I would gladly let the package upgrade/change whatever
> it wants, but I can not determine how to do this.

That is a dpkg issue, and nothing that the exim4 packages can change.
We might be able to change this once (and if) we migrate to ucf, but
that's still fiction.

> My goal is to create a 'push button' upgrade from sarge to etch, but
> exim4 is one of my sticking points. Here is an example of one of the
> 20 or so prompts during the upgrade

You need to talk to dpkg to suppress these prompts.

> I do not care how this gets answered (or if it does) as long as I can
> prevent the upgrade from stopping at these.

How will you handle the configuration file changes? If you do not have
any local changes, the questions should not be asked in the first
place. If your conffiles have local changes, then you need to manually
intervene anyway. We of course recommend taking our version of the
conffiles, but that'll make you lose any customizations.


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